So I'm going to be honest, I thought I had more photos than this from my final half day in New York! I can't hide the Bill Oddie in me though, there's just something about a zoo or wildlife park that turns me into a six year old. (Although six year old me would not be allowed such an expensive camera!)
The first stop of the day was actually the 'shopping district' to pop into Bloomingdales and Barneys. Sean was dragging his feet and whining, dreading the thought of a long morning spent browsing the displays but actually it was me who was dragging him out in search of fresh air within 20 minutes. The thing is, I might be a fashion blogger and I certainly love fashion but to be honest there's nothing stylish about having perfume sprayed in your face by an overeager shop assistant whilst you get shoved into a clothes rack by a middle aged woman laden down with bags that cost upwards of $2000. Also to the makeup counter guy who told me he could 'turn my biggest flaws into triumphs' - what flaws are you talking about, huh?!
Having come to the very quick conclusion that I'd never be able to be mates with Blair Waldorf or Serena Van Der Woodsen, we headed in the direction of Central Park for a wander. Unfortunately my klutziness of the holiday reared its head again and I burnt my foot on one of those steam grate things. (Why put them in the middle of the pavement? How on earth did Marilyn Monroe escape unscathed?!) Starting to get a little bit grumpy, Sean knew the only way to rescue the day was to let me stand and aw at cute animals for a couple of hours. Central Park zoo is only a baby zoo - more of a wildlife park really, but its worth a visit for the super cool tropical section alone - its a large room filled with trees and tropical birds of all description fly and walk around you - just be careful not to stand under one for too long!
All in all I absolutely loved my trip to the States, although it has to be said that I thought I would love New York more than I did - I enjoyed the experience but I'm in no rush to go back. I'd say Philly was actually probably my favourite city of the trip, but I'd love to go back one day so that I can add Texas, Boston and New Orleans to my list. Now i'm off to go and live on salad for the next year because I think I put on about three stone of french toast weight!